Trichoderma Viride Biocontrol Agents is the potential antagonistic fungus which prevents the crops from diseases viz. Root rots, wilts, brown rot, damping off, charcoal rot and other soil borne diseases in crops.
Trichoderma is able to suppress more than 60 species of pathogens (Pythium, Botritis, Phoma, Sclerotinia, Fusarium, Ascochyta, Alternaria and others) on different plants (cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbages, peppers, various ornamentals, cereals and grain legume crops).
Sugarcane, Pulses, Oilseeds, Cotton, Vegetables, Banana, Coconut, Oil palm, Chilies, Lime, Coffee & Tea, Arecanut & Rubber, Flower crops, Spices, & Contiments etc. ,
Mode of action:
- The active components of biopesticides made on the base of this fungus-antagonist are their spores, mycelium and products of metabolism
- The fungus secrets cellulase and chitinase enzymes which react with cell wall of the disease causative pathogenic fungi or bacteria and dissolve the same
- Trichoderma utilize the protoplasm as a source of food and multiply its spores. By this method the spores of the pathogenic fungi are destroyed
- In the process of development Trichoderma synthesizes a variety of antibiotics (gliotoxin, viridine, trichodermin and others). They destroy the cell walls of phytopathogenic fungi and produce biologically active substances, which stimulate plant growth and development
- These strains induce plants to “turn on” their native defense mechanisms offers the likelihood that these strains also will control pathogens other than fungi
- Trichoderma possess innate resistance to most agricultural chemicals, including fungicides, although individual strains differ in their resistance
Tricho is mainly used for direct soil application.
It can be used for seed treatment and foliar spraying also.
Apply in wet soil as basal dose along with organic manure and refresh it periodically along with organic manure.
The normal dosage of Tricho is 20 gm / plant.